John was greatly influenced by his grandfather, Roland René, a man with an admirable work ethic and profound integrity. Roland had a joy about him that lit up any room he walked into; the kind of gentleman people wanted to be around. He was most importantly a loving husband to his wife Céline, a loving father to his seven children, a musician, and a poet.
Honoring his legacy, John created Roland Architecture in 2020, inspired by his grandfather’s name. Today, John carries forth the values engrained from his grandfather through his own steadfast focus on an enjoyable and efficient process, building lasting relationships with his clients founded on honesty and trust, a few laughs, and perhaps a celebratory toast upon project completion.